October Bulletin: Selected News Stories

  22 October 2015

A selection of articles from the Balance Network's October bulletin. To be added to our mailing list, please sign up using the form on the right side of the website.  If you have news you'd like included in a future bulletin, email the details to stephanie.cziczo 'at' anglia.ac.uk.


• 'Always On Culture' meeting
• Activity Proposal Update
• EPSRC: ICT Outline Proposal Invitation
• Dr. Renee Lertzman:  “Behaviour change from the inside out”


'Always On Culture' meeting
The Balance Network attended a meeting of the 'Always On Culture' group in September.  The group, which is part of the British Psychological Society (BPS) DOP Work-Life Balance Working Group, discussed lots of synergies amongst the attendees. Several interesting ideas were raised, for example regarding shared repositories of relevant publications, an idea for a book in the pipeline, the Network’s plans to launch a series of videos about 'balance challenges' (watch this space!), and the final Always On BPS funded seminar which will take place on 11 Mar 2016. We look forward to continuing working together!

Funding Application Update
We were thrilled to receive 19 very strong activity proposals in response to our invitation over the summer.  Proposals have been reviewed, and we look forward to notifying grant recipients of outcomes by Friday 9 October.  We will be announcing the funded activities (which will run between Nov and Apr) in our November newsletter – stay tuned!  And a giant thank you to our reviewers!

EPSRC: ICT Outline Proposal Invitation
The EPSRC Information and Communication Technologies Theme has announced funding to link existing test-beds in order to undertake a variety of internet-relevant research. The closing date is 28 October.

Dr. Renee Lertzman:  “Behaviour change from the inside out”
The Global Sustainability Institute (out of which the Balance Network is led) will be hosting Dr. Renee Lertzman as a visiting fellow in October and November.  Her expertise is in psychosocial methods, which place affect and emotion at the centre of design. Network members with an interest in behaviour change (including why some commonly tried approaches fail) might be interested in these methods.  Rosie and Renee will be running a two-day workshop over 29-30 October in Cambridge called “Behaviour change from the inside out”.


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